Qualification : MBBS, FCARCSI (Ire), DPainMed-RCSI (Ire), MSc-Pain (U.K.), FFPMCAI (Ire), FFPMANZCA (Aus), FIAPM (Ind)
Degrees : Dr. Vijayanand completed his MBBS from the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, followed by anaesthesiology and pain medicine training in the United Kingdom and Australia. He became a Fellow of College of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, completed his Diplomate exam in Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and was admitted as the Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine by the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He did his Masters in Pain Management from the University of Leicester, UK and was recently admitted to the Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Pain Medicine.
Training / Academic Experience : Dr. Vijayanand trained in renowned centres in UK such as the hand injuries unit at Derby Royal Infirmary and spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He was the first fellow in Pain Medicine at Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals under Warwick School of Anaesthesia, following which he trained at the National Refractory Angina Centre at Liverpool. He was a provisional fellow at Prof Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Management Centre at Brisbane Royal Infirmary, and gained his neuromodulation experience in spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators and spinal pumps at Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane. His palliative medicine training was at Marie Curie Hospice, Woolton,Linda McCartney Cancer Centre, Liverpool and Mt. Olivett Hospital, Brisbane. After a dozen years overseas, he returned to establish India’s first multidisciplinary pain management centre at Hyderabad.
Clinical Expertise / Interests Dr. Vijayanand’s expertise is in multidisciplinary management of persistent pain, including back pain, neck pain, knee pain and shoulder pain. He specializes in interventional pain medicine and has one of the largest series of Gasserian ganglion radiofrequency ablations for Trigeminal Neuralgia in India. He offers interventional techniques in cancer and persistent pain and performs more than 200 different types of interventions. He has served as the Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh chapter of Indian Society for the Study of Pain (2012-2015),National Hon. Treasurer for Indian Society for the Study of Pain (2015-18) andwas the Co-chairman and Governing Council member of the Indian Academy of Pain Medicine (2016-18). He is theHon. Secretary for The Neuromodulation Society of India, National Advisor for the All India Medical Students Association and is the Founder and Convenor of Traveling Pain School – a voluntary organisation involved in pain education across India. He sits in various national advisory boards in pain, is the reviewer for scientific journals, has authored many scientific papers, and delivered more than 300 talks in pain medicine across India. He is the recipient of International Association for Study of Pain award for ‘Pain Education in Developing Countries,’ and the Boston Scientific award of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. His NGO was shorlisted in 2016 for the prestigious British Medical Journal South Asia Awards in ‘Excellence in Medical Education,’and was awarded the best pain education project by the International Association for the Study of Pain at Japan in 2016. He is a member of Indian Society for the Study of Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and Indian Society of Anaesthesiology.